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Potentials for Biogas Production in Anambra State of Nigeria Using Cow Dung and Poultry Droppings

Author(s): C. E. Umeghalu., E. C. Chukwuma, I. F. Okonkwo and S. O. Umeh

Journal: International Journal of Veterinary Science
ISSN 2304-3075

Volume: 1;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 26;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: Abattoir | Biogas | Co-digestion | Cow dung and poultry dropping | Effluent | Renewable

Preliminary investigation of the major abattoirs and poultry farms in Anambra State was undertaken to determine the quantity of cow dung and poultry dropping generation with respect to biogas production. The study showed that about 15563 kg (15.6 tons) of fresh cow manure and about 2012 kg (2.01 tons) are produced daily in the state. These are sufficient to support biogas production in the state. Investigation shows that most of these manures are not properly managed resulting to environmental pollution. Result shows that only negligible proportion of these manures are used as manure for vegetable crops and feed stock for fish farming. Thus, there is need to popularize biogas technology which is a cheap and renewable source of energy whose effluent is a good fertilizer for crop growing.

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